crazy water effects

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by alecom, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. alecom

    alecom L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    I would like to give the impression of moving water in my map (it's in a tunnel) and I already have pushing triggers within the water to simulate a current, but I would like to know if a visual would work.

    I came across env_smokestack "An entity that spits out a constant stream of smoke" and was thinking this could be used to look like water foam or something?

    It has variables

    * rendercolor
    <color255> Base Color

    * renderamt
    <integer> Translucency

    so has anybody used this before, and would it give a good enough visual impression that the water was moving?
     
  2. SiniStarR

    SiniStarR L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    i used smokestacks for an illusion of water falls myself in the map tfbridge. I also used an animated texture on top of my water to simulate "flowing water"

    It works fine.
     
  3. FaTony

    FaTony Banned

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    U can edit vmt of water to make literally moving waves.
     
  4. Narkissus

    Narkissus L5: Dapper Member

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    I use this setup in my map and it seems to work well for scrolling water, of course just change the values to change the speed and such.

    Paste this into your vmt file:

    "Proxies"
    {
    "AnimatedTexture"
    {
    "animatedtexturevar" "$normalmap"
    "animatedtextureframenumvar" "$bumpframe"
    "animatedtextureframerate" 30.00
    }

    "TextureScroll"
    {
    "texturescrollvar" "$bumptransform"
    "texturescrollrate" 1.5
    "texturescrollangle" 90
    }
     
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  5. Dr. Spud

    aa Dr. Spud Grossly Incandescent

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    Also there's a particle effect for moving water hitting things in the water. They use it in sawmill and it looks very nice.